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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

cabbage worm \cab"bage worm`\, cabbageworm \cab"bage*worm`\n. (Zool.), the larva of several species of moths and butterflies, which attacks cabbages. The most common is the toxic green larva of a white butterfly, the cabbage butterfly, (Pieris rap[ae]). The cabbage cutworms, which eat off the stalks of young plants during the night, are the larv[ae] of several species of moths, of the genus Agrotis. See Cutworm. larva of a cabbage butterfly. [WordNet 1.5]